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Esxi6 free vmdk to vhdx conversion

Postby Andyh » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:14 pm

Hi,

I'm trying to convert a VMWare ESXi 6 vmdk guest file to HyperV vhdx.

The guest is Server 2012 R2 Datacentre and the VMWare host is running version 9.
The HyperV host is Server 2012 R2 Datacentre.

The vmdk converts apparently successfully but once I start up the hyperv server I get a black boot screen with 'Boot Failed EFI SCSI device' showing.

I can easily mount the vhdx image with no issues on the hyperv host OS , it has 2 partitions the usual C: drive and a 'System Reserved' partition which I can't see any files in.

Is there something I need to do with the guest before running the conversion perhaps?
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Re: Esxi6 free vmdk to vhdx conversion

Postby PoSaP » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:18 am

Hello
As mentioned in V2V converter whitepaper: One hypervisor can’t use virtual machines created by another one, as different hypervisors use different VM formats. In addition, when working with different sets of hardware, moved VMs may experience compatibility issues.
https://www.starwindsoftware.com/whitep ... epaper.pdf
As I can see, you can convert VM`s disks with data, not the OS.
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Re: Esxi6 free vmdk to vhdx conversion

Postby Andyh » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:25 am

So the software just converts a disk for you to explore data and its no use at all for converting vm's to run on a different host?
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Re: Esxi6 free vmdk to vhdx conversion

Postby Dmitry (staff) » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:54 pm

Hello

When you converting VMDK to VHDX file, you should click on check box "Activate Windows Repair Mode" to solve the hardware environment and compatibility problems.
I hope it will fix your problem.
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Re: Esxi6 free vmdk to vhdx conversion

Postby Andyh » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:35 pm

Thanks for replying Dmitri, I tried using windows repair but I have the same boot issue.
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Re: Esxi6 free vmdk to vhdx conversion

Postby Dmitry (staff) » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:09 am

I think there are some drivers issue, that repair mode can`t fix.
So try to convert another VM or try to fix it in the repair mode again or give us screenshot from the repair mode.
Thanks.
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